Chuunin are those exceptional shinobi right above the rank of Genin. Chuunin are considered a higher rank of shinobi, being looked upon with much greater respect than their former Genins. In order to achieve this rank one must participate in a series of deadly events referred to as the Chuunin Exams. Those that pass and are looked upon well are graduated to Chuunin. Chuunin can take on D, C and B rank missions.